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5 Ways to Help Your Loved One After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Mar 9, 2021 8:34:04 AM

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When a loved one has had heart surgery, it can be a frightening time for both the patient and for you. There are a lot of things that your loved one will simply not be able to do for a while. There are also many types of support your loved one will need to get through the heart surgery recovery period. It's important to be there for your loved one so that this time goes smoothly.

Here are specific ways your loved one can use your help post-surgery. 

Tips to Help You Sleep After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Feb 11, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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It is quite common for patients to complain of having trouble sleeping after heart surgery. It can mean added stress during recovery, as patients are tired and want sleep, and because most recognize how vital sleep is to the recovery process

Let's take a look at some of the factors that affect post-surgery sleep patterns as well as tips to help you sleep better.

Sternal Precautions: Stay Safe After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Oct 8, 2019 11:27:30 AM

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Sternal precautions are a considerable part of the recovery and healing process after heart surgery. However, many patients have a lot of questions about sternal precautions--and that's great. To help patients take an active role in their healing and understand what they need to do, we're explaining exactly what sternal precautions are, why they're essential, and how you can stick with them.

Effects On The Sternum After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 7, 2019 2:51:00 PM

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There are a lot of components to consider when it comes to healing after open heart surgery, but one of the most important components is the treatment of the sternum. In truth, the sternum is actually a broken bone at the beginning of the healing process. But is it treated as such? Are there extra considerations? Here's a closer look.